In December 2009, Key Builders finished the renovation of 34 apartments at the Good Samaritan Society assisted living facility in Lodi, Wisconsin.
CADM Architecture invited Key Builders to work on the project after the successful completion of the Prophets Riverview independent living facility in Prophetstown, Illinois.
“We support national accounts, wherever they need us,” says Sara Hudson, Business Development Manager of Key Builders. “Even when we travel, we find it possible to create a consistently superior product. And we strive to maintain a local feel by partnering with the best of the local contracting community. We recognize that building local relationships is often critical for the client’s success. The key is to assemble a great team that communicates and works well together.”
Key Builders completed the renovation of the 34 rooms in 11 months, working on six rooms at a time to minimize the impact on residents. Affected residents were moved into temporary housing for the four to five weeks it took to complete each series of rooms.
“We took special care not to disturb the residents,” says Sara, “because the facility had to remain open and fully functional throughout this project.”
According to Sara, Key Builders’ personnel were a good fit with the residents: “Not only did we work for the management team at the Good Samaritan Society, we also made the effort to build great relationships with the residents.”
Sara says that Key Builder’s process at the Good Samaritan Society is characteristic of how the firm works with healthcare facilities: “We recognize that construction can be an invasive and disruptive process, especially in a hospital or assisted living environment. That’s why we work very hard to make sure we fully acknowledge the needs of a client’s business, operations and patients.”